If you ask most of our Scouts what their favorite part of Scouting is, most of them will tell you camping.
Our Camping Schedule
We currently schedule FOUR camping trips every scouting year, weather permitting. We generally have ONE structured BSA Campout and THREE Non-BSA unstructured campouts.
The camping fee is usually $30 per person.
Camping Gear Provided by Pack 850
Plates and Utensils (Webelos I and II are REQUIRED to bring their mess kits)
Food and Drinks
First Aid Kit
After dinner on Saturday at camp, we all sit around a campfire to eat s’mores, enjoy silly skits (put on by the scouts), sing silly campfire songs and tell silly stories/jokes until it’s time for everyone to pack in and go to sleep in our tents.
Campouts are a great opportunity for the scouts to earn badges and patches. They learn many things at camp including: local history, astronomy, responsibility, teamwork, archery, shooting sports, geocaching, natural science and nature. Each campout is different and holds a different adventure as far as knowledge and activities.
We generally break camp before noon on the final campout day. You are encouraged but are not required, to stay the whole time. If you plan to come late or leave early please coordinate with the Camp Master. If you need to leave the campout and return, check out and in with the campout leader. Bears, Wolves and Tigers must be accompanied by a responsible adult (parent, guardian, grandparent). If not a parent, there must be a signed permission slip between the parent and the responsible adult. Webelos may attend without their parent if there is an adult leader responsible for them. This must be arranged in advance through your den leader and the same forms are required. The maximum allowed ratio of Webelos to Adults is 3:1.
Snacks and drinks are also provided at meal times, but please provide your own drinking water for purposes of hiking and daytime activities. Pack 850 encourages the use of reusable water bottles or hydration packs.
All of our trips generally run $30 per person unless otherwise noted and payment must be received within 7 days of the trip. Camping fees cover campground fees and meals as well as any activity that may be included on the trip (i.e archery, fishing, BB guns ect.)
To find out more about our scheduled camping trips feel free to attend the next pack meeting or view our calendar for an updated schedule on the new trip.
Our camp activities range depending on if we are at a BSA Campground or an independent campground.Each campground has specific activities planned by our Campmaster and/or Committee and will generally be announced before each campout. For BSA campgrounds (i.e Firestone, Oso, Lost Valley, etc) they provide structured activities for the boys including archery, bb shooting, slingshots, fishing and other age appropriate activities. On non-BSA campouts some previous activities have included rock scrambling, jr ranger badge completions, trips to The Nature Center, bicycling, stargazing, etc.
Hiking is an integral part of our outdoor adventures and a terrific way to keep your scout physically strong and mentally awake. Exploring the outdoors challenges our Cubs to make their own discoveries in a natural safe setting. Our hikes range in difficulty whilst always allowing for accommodations or alternatives for our less experienced hikers. The youngest of our scouts have accomplished everything from tranquil nature walks to peak-bagging at 8,000 feet above sea level.
At camp we eat like Kings and Queens! We generally have a basic dinner Friday night upon arrival. On Saturday Morning, we have a full gourmet style breakfast with eggs, bacon, sausage and other goodies. For lunch, we have put out a spread for sandwiches with a wide variety of meats and cheese (as well as PB and J for anyone who doesn't want meat) Then for dinner, we generally eat Steak, Salmon, Mac and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Vegetables, and a wide variety of goodies followed by S'mores. Sunday morning is leftover day where everything from the previous meals left over is put out. NOTHING comes home in the camper.